Loneliness

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Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation.wikipedia
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Social isolation

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Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation. There is a clear distinction between feeling lonely and being socially isolated (for example, a loner).
It differs from loneliness, which reflects temporary and involuntary lack of contact with other humans in the world.

Solitude

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In particular, one way of thinking about loneliness is as a discrepancy between one's necessary and achieved levels of social interaction, while solitude is simply the lack of contact with people.
A distinction has been made between solitude and loneliness.

Loner

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There is a clear distinction between feeling lonely and being socially isolated (for example, a loner).
This individual typically experiences loneliness.

Social group

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In these cases, it may stem both from the loss of a specific person and from the withdrawal from social circles caused by the event or the associated sadness.

Schizoid personality disorder

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Loneliness has also been linked with a schizoid character type in which one may see the world differently and experience social alienation, described as the self in exile.

Old age

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A 1989 study found that the social aspect of religion had a significant negative association with loneliness among elderly people.
The elderly also face other social issues around retirement, loneliness, and ageism.

Adam's Song

The track concerns suicide, depression and loneliness.

Emotion

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Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation.

Interpersonal relationship

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In particular, one way of thinking about loneliness is as a discrepancy between one's necessary and achieved levels of social interaction, while solitude is simply the lack of contact with people. Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future.

Interpersonal communication

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Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future.

Classical antiquity

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It has been a long explored theme in the literature of human beings since Classical antiquity.

Psychological pain

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Loneliness has also been described as social pain—a psychological mechanism meant to motivate an individual to seek social connections.

Friendship

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People can experience loneliness for many reasons, and many life events may cause it, such as a lack of friendship relations during childhood and adolescence, or the physical absence of meaningful people around a person.

Childhood

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People can experience loneliness for many reasons, and many life events may cause it, such as a lack of friendship relations during childhood and adolescence, or the physical absence of meaningful people around a person.

Adolescence

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People can experience loneliness for many reasons, and many life events may cause it, such as a lack of friendship relations during childhood and adolescence, or the physical absence of meaningful people around a person.

Social

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At the same time, loneliness may be a symptom of another social or psychological problem, such as chronic depression.

Psychology

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At the same time, loneliness may be a symptom of another social or psychological problem, such as chronic depression.

Dysthymia

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At the same time, loneliness may be a symptom of another social or psychological problem, such as chronic depression.

Infant

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Many people experience loneliness for the first time when they are left alone as infants.

Breakup

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It is also a very common, though normally temporary, consequence of a breakup, divorce, or loss of any important long-term relationship.

Divorce

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It is also a very common, though normally temporary, consequence of a breakup, divorce, or loss of any important long-term relationship.

Intimate relationship

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It is also a very common, though normally temporary, consequence of a breakup, divorce, or loss of any important long-term relationship.

Grief

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The loss of a significant person in one's life will typically initiate a grief response; in this situation, one might feel lonely, even while in the company of others.

Postpartum depression

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Loneliness may also occur after the birth of a child (often expressed in postpartum depression), after marriage, or following any other socially disruptive event, such as moving from one's home town into an unfamiliar community, leading to homesickness.

Community

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Loneliness may also occur after the birth of a child (often expressed in postpartum depression), after marriage, or following any other socially disruptive event, such as moving from one's home town into an unfamiliar community, leading to homesickness.